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This Day In Diamondbacks History: June 18

Record: 5-8 - Home: 2-2 - Road: 3-6

  • 2000: The D-backs pitchers had their worst day in franchise history, allowing 19 earned runs as the team was crushed in Coors, losing by a 19-2 score to the Rockies. In only eight innings, they allowed 23 hits. Armando Reynose allowed nine runs without retiring a batter in the third, and Omar Daal gave up eight more in an inning and a third, Colorado taking a 17-1 lead after four, with 19 hits in that time. Only six other relievers in NL history have allowed eight+ ER while recording four or less outs. Greg Colbrunn had three hits and Luis Gonzalez two for the Diamondbacks.
  • 2002. Arizona stunned Billy Wagner and the Astros, scoring two runs in the ninth to overturn a slim Houston lead at Minute Maid park, and Byung-Hyun Kim closed out the 2-1 D-backs victory, for his 19th save. Brandon Webb had allowed one run on three hits over six innings for Arizona, but Ron Villone and the Astros' bullpen had been even better, blanking Arizona for the first eight innings. Luis Gonzalez homered to tie thing up, leading off the ninth, and Quinton McCracken drove in Robby Hammock with a two-out single. Gonzalez and Lyle Overbay each had three of the D-backs eight hits.
  • 2005. The Arizona Diamondbacks released Matt Herges. Herges had been acquired from the Giants little more than two weeks previously, along with cash, for outfielder Doug Devore, but had basically sucked. Herges allowed earned runs in five of seven appearances: a total of 12 hits and five walks in eight innings, with four home-runs and a 13.50 ERA The same day, our pitching staff improved in another way, as we put Russ Ortiz on the disabled list with a ribcage strain. He'd miss almost two months, before coming back and posting a nine ERA in his final eight starts.
  • 2011. A sixth-inning home-run by Chaparral High School graduate Paul Konerko gave the White Sox the lead against the Diamondbacks at Chase, and they pulled away down the stretch, to win by a margin of 6-2. Zach Duke took the loss, allowing three runs in 5.1 innings of work, on seven hits and a walk. Micah Owings allowed the other three runs, over two frames. Chris Young had two hits for Arizona, and Justin Upton the only RBI, his sacrifice fly driving in Stephen Drew, immediately after the other home run scored on a passed ball.